Politics in the streets

the origins of the civil rights movement in Northern Ireland

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Author: Bob Purdie

Publisher: Blackstaff Pr

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 286

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Politics in the Republic of Ireland

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Author: John Coakley,Michael Gallagher

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134737203

Category: History

Page: 528

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Politics in the Republic of Ireland is now available in a fully revised fourth edition. Building on the success of the previous three editions, this text continues to provide an authoritative introduction to all aspects of politics in the Republic of Ireland. Written by some of the foremost experts on Irish politics, it explains, analyzes and interprets the background to Irish government and contemporary political processes. Crucially, it brings the student up-to-date with the very latest developments. New patterns of government formation, challenges to the established political parties, ever-deepening, if sometimes ambivalent, involvement in the process of European integration, a growing role in the politics of Northern Ireland and sustained discussion of gender issues are among these developments – along with evidence, revealed by several tribunals of enquiry, that Irish politics is not as free of corruption as many had assumed.

A New History of Ireland Volume VII

Ireland, 1921-84

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Author: J. R. Hill

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191615595

Category: History

Page: 1254

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A New History of Ireland is the largest scholarly project in modern Irish history. In 9 volumes, it provides a comprehensive new synthesis of modern scholarship on every aspect of Irish history and prehistory, from the earliest geological and archaeological evidence, through the Middle Ages, down to the present day. Volume VII covers a period of major significance in Ireland's history. It outlines the division of Ireland and the eventual establishment of the Irish Republic. It provides comprehensive coverage of political developments, north and south, as well as offering chapters on the economy, literature in English and Irish, the Irish language, the visual arts, emigration and immigration, and the history of women. The contributors to this volume, all specialists in their field, provide the most comprehensive treatment of these developments of any single-volume survey of twentieth-century Ireland.

Continuity, Change and Crisis in Contemporary Ireland

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Author: Brian Girvin,Gary Murphy

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317966139

Category: Political Science

Page: 216

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The focus of this book is to analyse from a number of perspectives the politics of change in Ireland north and south since 1969. The emergence of the troubles in Northern Ireland, the final push to gain entry to the EEC, changing social mores and severe economic difficulties all begin to appear on the horizon at this stage. While considerable change and, indeed, moments of extreme crisis, have taken place in areas such as Northern Ireland, the economy, moral politics, and Ireland’s attitude towards the European Union, continuity has also been a significant hallmark of Irish politics since 1969. This volume offers important perspectives and opens up new debates in explaining the phenomena of continuity, change and crisis in contemporary Ireland. New evidence on the origins of the troubles in Northern Ireland, the Arms Crisis, Ireland’s relationship with Europe, the process of social partnership, and the politics of morality all offer important fresh insights into how contemporary Ireland has functioned. Featuring a number of high profile scholars and uniquely dealing with both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, this volume argues that the intriguing feature of recent Irish history is not the absence of change but the extent to which change has been mediated by the existing political cultures, national traditions and long-standing institutions of both north and south. This book was based on a special issue of Irish Political Studies.

Stewart Parker

A Life

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Author: Marilynn Richtarik

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191655171

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 448

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Born in Belfast during World War II, raised in a working-class Protestant family, and educated on scholarship at Queen's University, writer Stewart Parker's story is in many ways the story of his generation. Other aspects of his personal history, though, such as the amputation of his left leg at age 19, helped to create an extraordinarily perceptive observer and commentator. Steeped in American popular culture as a child and young adult, he spent five years teaching in the United States before returning to Belfast in August 1969, the same week British troops responded to sectarian disturbances there. Parker had developed a sense of writing as a form of political action in the highly charged atmosphere of the US in the late 1960s, which he applied in many and varied capacities throughout the worst years of the Troubles to express his own socialist and secular vision of Northern Irish potential. As a young aspiring poet and novelist, he supported himself with free-lance work that brought him into contact with institutions ranging from BBC Northern Ireland to the Irish Times (for which he wrote personal columns and the music review feature High Pop) and from the Queen's University Extramural Department to Long Kesh internment camp (where his creative writing students included Gerry Adams). It is as a playwright, however, that Parker earned a permanent spot in the literary canon with drama that encapsulates his experience of Northern Ireland in the 1970s. Marilynn Richtarik's Stewart Parker: A Life illuminates the genesis, development, and meaning of such classic plays as Spokesong, Northern Star, and Pentecost - works that continue to shed light on the North's past, present, and future - in the context of Parker's life and times. Meticulously researched and engagingly written, this critical biography rewards general readers and specialists alike.

Constructing Post-Imperial Britain: Britishness, 'Race' and the Radical Left in the 1960s

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Author: J. Burkett

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137008911

Category: History

Page: 250

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The end of empire shaped the way the British public saw their place in the world, society and the ethnic and racial boundaries of their nation. Focussing on some of the most controversial organisations of the 1960s, this book illuminates their central importance in constructing post-imperial Britain.

Ireland in Conflict 1922-1998

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Author: T.G. Fraser

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134708572

Category: History

Page: 108

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Ireland in Conflict, 1922-1998 sets out the main political, economic and social developments in Ireland, north and south of the border, since the 1922 treaty. This book explains the troubles in their context and examines the underlying tensions which led to prolonged violence after a period of relative civil peace and rising prosperity. Ireland in Conflict discusses: * the Civil War, its legacy for Irish politics and the Boundary Commission * the IRA, Orange Order and the Unionist party * the role of the Catholic Church and the Protestant minority * escalation of violence in the 1970s including Bloody Sunday and the hunger strikes * the Anglo-Irish agreement, the cease-fire and the hope for a peaceful solution.

The Territorial Management of Ethnic Conflict

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Author: John Coakley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135764417

Category: Political Science

Page: 250

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The object of this book is to look at the manner in which states attempt to cope with ethnic conflict through territorial approaches. This revised edition has new chapters covering Northern Ireland, South Africa and Yugoslavia.

Globalization, Police Reform and Development

Doing it the Western Way?

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Author: G. Ellison,N. Pino

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137284803

Category: Social Science

Page: 258

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This volume presents a unique examination of Western-led police reform efforts by theoretically linking neoliberal globalization, police reform and development. The authors present seven country case studies based on this theoretical and conceptual approach and assess the prospects for successful police reform in a global context.

Facets of the Conflict in Northern Ireland

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Author: Seamus Dunn

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 289

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On 1 September 1994 the Provisional Irish Republican Army declared a 'complete cessation of military operations'. After 25 years of violence, the sounds of guns and bombs may be about to disappear from the streets of Northern Ireland. The overall impact of this change, in economic and social terms, is not easy to predict, but the effect of a ceasefire on the conflict - in its widest sense - requires careful analysis. To begin with, it is a defining characteristic of all internal conflicts that they are never completely solved. The ceasefire suggests that one facet has been, for the moment, resolved and it is probable that this will be followed by the emergence of new democratic structures and institutional forms. The purpose of this book is to illustrate that the end of violence and the accompanying political accommodations are only the first steps in a long-term process of social reconstruction. Although the quantity of the material published about the conflict is very large, there is no current up-to-date book which provides a background to the range of social, legal, political, religious, economic and cultural issues which influence, or are influenced by, the conflict. The authors are all practising social-science researchers currently - or recently - working within Northern Ireland, and much of the material presented arises from the wide range of research carried out at the Centre for the Study of Conflict, University of Ulster, during the past 17 years.